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Herbaceous Perennial

Pelargonium endlicherianum

Endlicher’s geranium

A clump-forming perennial with rounded, lobed dark green leaves. Produces clusters of pink flowers in summer, each with two large upper petals veined with dark red, and small or absent lower petals

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Geraniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Pelargonium can be perennials, sub-shrubs or shrubs, sometimes succulent and mostly evergreen, with palmately lobed or pinnately divided leaves and clusters of slightly irregular, 5-petalled flowers

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Turkey

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sunny spot. Plants have good drought resistance and will not tolerate winter wet. A good option for a rock or crevice garden or an alpine house

Propagation

Propagate by seed, by division or by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to vine weevil, glasshouse leafhopper, root mealybugs, aphids, caterpillars, thrips, fungus gnats and glasshouse whitefly

Diseases

May be susceptible to grey moulds, black leg, pelargonium rust and pelargonium viruses

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